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The Burning Chambers

Kate Mosse: The Burning Chambers

Kate MosseIt was a great treat to have bestselling historical novelist Kate Mosse visit St Peter’s School as part of the York Literature Festival. In conversation with writer and poet Robert Powell, Kate talked about her new novel ‘The Burning Chambers’ - the first in a new series of historical novels spanning three hundred years of Huguenot history.

We had a large audience of committed Kate Mosse fans with plenty of questions about her previous novel ‘Labyrinth’, the French town of Carcassonne as a setting and the inspirations, trips and research behind her books. Kate has done much to encourage other female writers, not least by co-founding the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) in 1992 and so our conversation took us into social and political issues.

Afterwards, many seized the opportunity to meet Kate and get a copy of ‘The Burning Chambers’ signed – a lovely and much enjoyed evening.